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Govt to procure 90,000 tonnes of fertilisers

CCGP approves Tk 1,028cr proposals


Published : 28 Sep 2022 10:00 PM

The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) has approved a total of six proposals worth about Tk 1,028 crore including procurement of some 90,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer.

Besides, the government will buy 30,000 metric tonnes of phosphoric acid to meet the growing demand of the country.

The approvals came from the CCGP meeting held on Wednesday virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair.

Out of the approved six proposals, four were from the Ministry of Industries while one each from the Ministry of Housing and Public Works and the Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED).

The Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) under the Ministry of Industries will procure some 30,000 metric tonnes of bagged granular urea fertilizer from KAFCO, Bangladesh under the 6th lot with around Tk 197.46 crore, another 30,000 metric tonnes of bulk granular urea fertilizer from Muntajat, Qatar under the 6th lot with around Tk 200.55 crore.

Besides, the BCIC will procure another 30,000 metric tonnes of bulk granular urea fertilizer from SABIC Agri-nutrients Company, Saudi Arabia under the 9th lot with around Tk 200.55 crore while the BCIC will procure some 30,000 metric tonnes of phosphoric acid for DAP Fertilizer Company Limited with around Tk 233.82 crore.

Following a proposal from the Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU) under the IMED, the meeting approved the package number AFS-02 under the project for digitizing implementation, monitoring and public procurement paving the way for appointing the joint venture of Dohatec Media Bangladesh and GSS Infotech Ltd India as consultants with around Tk 51.23 crore.

Besides, the day's meeting approved another proposal for appointing The Engineers and Architects Ltd as the contractor for building three 14-storey residential buildings at Mohammadpur Housing Estate in the capital with around Tk 144.37 crore.